Cheap flights to South Africa

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one-way Deal found: 07/22
Turkish Airlines
Turkish Airlines
BHX - JNB Birmingham to Johannesburg
21 Aug 2024 Travelling Dates
£ 486.63
one-way Deal found: 07/25
Kenya Airways
Kenya Airways
MAN - CPT Manchester to Cape Town
21 Aug 2024 Travelling Dates
£ 507.22
one-way Deal found: 07/24
LON - CPT London to Cape Town
21 Aug 2024 Travelling Dates
£ 526.73
return Deal found: 07/22
LHR - JNB Heathrow to Johannesburg
29 Jul - 12 Aug Travelling Dates
£ 777.11
return Deal found: 07/16
Qatar Airways
Qatar Airways
MAN - MQP Manchester to Nelspruit
15 Jan - 30 Jan Travelling Dates
£ 790.03
return Deal found: 07/21
LHR - CPT Heathrow to Cape Town
16 Aug - 31 Aug Travelling Dates
£ 799.11
return Deal found: 07/16
Aer Lingus
Aer Lingus
LGW - CPT Gatwick to Cape Town
25 Nov - 29 Nov Travelling Dates
£ 835.87
return Deal found: 07/23
Etihad Airways
Etihad Airways
LHR - MQP Heathrow to Nelspruit
17 Sep - 17 Oct Travelling Dates
£ 853.49
return Deal found: 07/15
Ethiopian Airlines
Ethiopian Airlines
LON - KIM London to Kimberley
15 Oct - 31 Oct Travelling Dates
£ 877.48
return Deal found: 07/23
Turkish Airlines
Turkish Airlines
LON - KIM London to Kimberley
15 Oct - 31 Oct Travelling Dates
£ 888.49
return Deal found: 07/23
LHR - ELS Heathrow to East London
07 Oct - 15 Oct Travelling Dates
£ 914.09
return Deal found: 07/18
Kenya Airways
Kenya Airways
LHR - JNB Heathrow to Johannesburg
01 Aug - 17 Aug Travelling Dates
£ 935.01
return Deal found: 07/17
LHR - DUR Heathrow to Durban
04 Aug - 25 Aug Travelling Dates
£ 958.31
return Deal found: 07/22
LON - BFN London to Bloemfontein
13 Oct - 27 Oct Travelling Dates
£ 983.69

When is the best time to get cheapest flight to South Africa ?

Flights to South Africa are priced at its best when you book three weeks before your planned departure date. If we do a monthly analysis, cheap flights to South Africa are available in July. Airfares are likely to soar during school summer and winter vacations. In all cases, you can snap a good flight deal to South Africa by booking ahead of time. Opting for flexible dates is advisable to save more on your flights. Our travel agents can get you a good deal but make sure to book in advance by all means.

Airlines that operate flights to South Africa

  • British Airways (BA)
  • Lufthansa
  • KLM
  • Ethiopian airlines
  • Emirates via Dubai 
  • South African Airways (SA)
  • Virgin Atlantic (VS)
  • Turkish Airlines via Istanbul
  • Kenya Airways via Nairobi
  • Qatar Airways via Doha
  • Etihad Airways

What is the cheapest month to fly to South Africa from the UK?

We searched across different airlines flying from major airports in the UK and found May to be the cheapest month for flights to South Africa. Flight prices continuously vary due to factors like seasonal demand and airline promotions. Please get in touch with your travel agent for updated prices.

Which is the cheapest airport to fly into South Africa from the UK?

The cheapest airport to fly to South Africa from the UK is Johannesburg O.R Tambo International Airport. Due to its status as an international hub, it tends to offer more competitive prices than Cape Town and Durban. It’s advisable to compare prices across different airports to find the cheapest flights to South Africa.

Average flight cost for air tickets to South Africa

An average flight ticket to south Africa is in the range 450-550 GBP in the low season and 800-1000 GBP in the high season.

How to book one way or return flight to South Africa within a limited budget?

If you seek Discount flights to South Africa in the high season, we always recommend advance bookings to our customers. Early bookings help you reserve seats at a low price, so you are not affected by the price fluctuations. On the other hand, you may also keep a vigilant eye on flight deals announced by Travelhouseuk exclusively for budget travellers on various occasion. This is how you can avail the last minute holidays to South Africa in reasonably priced packages. If you don't want to miss out on our special flight deals to South Africa, subscribe to our newsletter and get in touch with us to grab the best low-cost flight deals for 2024 .

Can I book flights from South Africa to London?

Yes, you can book flights from South Africa to London with any available airline. British Airways and Virgin Atlantic has non-stop flights daily, whereas many other airlines have connecting flights for all major airports in London. Our team at Travelhouseuk ensures you a better flight price than any local agency when flying from South Africa to London and vice versa.

Can I book flights to South Africa in July 2024 with a flexible rebooking policy?

Now, you can book flights to South Africa with a flexible rebooking policy, allowing you to rebook your flights easily. All airlines flying to SA have different features concerning changes to travel dates, cancellations, travel vouchers for future use and even full refunds in some cases. Moreover, we advise you to consult your travel agent to find an airline that matches your needs and requirements. Please read the fine print of your fare and review the terms carefully before making your reservation.

Which are the most preferred airlines by the South African community for travel between the UK and South Africa ?

South African Airlines is the preferred airline by the South African Community for travel between the UK and South Africa. It is the national carrier of South Africa, which offers the best deals for flights from the UK and convenient flight connections in South Africa.

How long is the flight to South Africa from UK ?

If you are looking for shortest possible flight time , fly with British airways ,South African airways and virgin Atlantic .All of them will take 10 hours and 30 minutes . Airlines with stopovers while flying to Johannesburg will take roughly 13-14 hours on average except emirates which reaches South Africa in 16-17 hours.

If booking in advance will get me a good deal for flight to South Africa ?

Booking in advance ensures that we get good priced flight tickets especially for high season dates like Christmas, Easter and School holidays in July & August. Booking last minute for these dates the prices are usually very high.

When is the best time to visit South Africa?

Peak Season:

South Africa stands for temperate climate round the year. With a tentative plan to explore the hidden gems of South Africa, it’s not really a significant factor to base your decision on weather conditions unless weather can cause hindrances in your activity plan. Of course, an overwhelming factor could be your activities and adventures that can take your adrenaline glands to fun land by taking cheap flights to the ever-thriving South Africa. Furthermore, winter falls in June and is expected to cast its gloomy cold spells till August. It is known to have minimal showers. Such weather attracts visitors to South African game parks and much more. Cape wine lands enchant the flocks more particularly in low temperatures with its vegetations. Whereas pristine beaches welcome the tourists for savoury delights in the summer season. For Hikers, the spring and autumn season is the best time of the year in South Africa. Enriched with bustling traditions and encounters, South Africa is a special treat for visitors at any given time of the year.

Off-Peak Season:

Apparently, there is not an exclusively low season, but the wet season is likely to put a brake on a swarm of tourists in December. Otherwise, with fewer tourists flocking into the country during June and August, it calls for the most suitable time to seek the cheapest rates for top-notch hotels and accommodation places. Temperature extremes are also not considered very appropriate to travel around the country with exotic tourist highlights. The temperature, which is expected to drop below zero, curtails the prospective visitors to head on for mountaineering adventures. At the same time, South Africa welcomes the folks to get acquainted with the cultural events backed by historical African tales such as OppiKoppi. Consequently, it always has something to stimulate senses like Safari dreams even for the budget-wise travellers and inclement weather would not last much longer to interrupt your outdoor expedition.

Can I book domestic flights within South Africa with Travelhouseuk?

Travelhouseuk offers competitive airfares for airlines operating flights within South Africa. Either you are looking to book a flight from Johannesburg to Cape Town or Durban to Port Elizabeth. Just give us a call and talk to one of our experienced travel agents and get it booked immediately.

Which airport in South Africa do I fly into from London Heathrow?

When flying from London Heathrow, you have three main entry points in South Africa: Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban. Johannesburg has the busiest airport in South Africa, serving as a hub for domestic and international flights. On the other hand, Cape Town is a touristy destination showcasing natural beauty at its best and has an airport of its own. Flight connections to other cities are also available. Durban is another city serving flights to South Africa; travellers prefer King Shaka International Airport (DUR) for beaches, business, trade, and proximity to other destinations along the East Coast.

How can I find the best deals on flights to South Africa from the UK?

Travelling during the off-peak season tends to be cheaper than the major holiday season. However, if your intended travel plans coincide with peak season, be sure to book your flights at least six weeks before your departure date for the best deals. Next, look for the airline’s flash sales by subscribing to our newsletter for SA, or you may follow us on Social Media Accounts to discover about sales just in time. Moreover, you can pick a connecting flight with a reasonable layover for the cheapest flight options to South Africa. Also, being flexible with your travel dates can yield significant savings.

Do I need a visa to visit South Africa from UK?

British passport holders are not required to get a visa if their stay in South Africa is not meant to exceed 90 days.

Which cities have international airports in South Africa?

Some of the major international airports in South Africa that receive flights from UK are:

  • Cape Town International Airport - Cape Town
  • O. R. Tambo International Airport - Johannesburg
  • Durban International Airport - Durban
  • Port Elizabeth International Airport - Port Elizabeth

Getting around in South Africa

  • South Africa has the most developed public transport system in the continent, so you can expect to get around to key places fairly easily.
  • Hiring a car is a great option to make the most of what South Africa has no offer. You'll find the usual international car hire businesses present here.
  • Getting around by bus in South Africa is a cheaper option, but extra care is necessary as they are less reliable than those found in many European countries.
  • You could also get a train around South Africa. Trains go between Cape Town, Johannesburg, Durban and Pretoria, and there are usually different options available to suit your budget.
  • If the situation requires one, try to book a taxi ahead of time and quote the cost for the journey. You should have no trouble getting a taxi from the airport without booking, though.

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